Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley said on Tuesday that he still trusts Special Counsel Robert Mueller and that it would be reckless for President Donald Trump to talk about firing him.
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“I have confidence in Mueller, the president ought to have confidence in Mueller, and I think it would be suicide for the president to want to talk about firing Mueller,” Grassley told FOX Business’ Dagen McDowell on “Mornings with Maria.”
Trump told reporters on Monday that “we’ll see what happens” when asked if he would fire Mueller after the FBI raided the office and home of the president’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
In October 2016, less than two weeks before the presidential election, Cohen made a $130,000 payment to former adult film star Stephanie Clifford, professionally known as Stormy Daniels, The Wall Street Journal reported in January. Mueller’s office is looking into whether Trump’s associates colluded with Russia’s alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. Trump also railed against Mueller on Twitter, calling the investigation a “witch hunt.”
“The less the president says on this whole thing, the better off he would be, the stronger his presidency would be,” Grassley added. “And I think that maybe Mueller is coming to a dead end as far as collusion with Trump with Russia in this election.”